We are well aware of the fact that there are shows across the pond that have been and are growing incredibly popular here in the States. But, there are also some amazing shows just to the north of us that are also worthy of mention. One of these is one of many great Canadian shows on Netflix, Continuum, and thanks to the streaming service more viewers are now discovering it.
I thought I was going to be able to write this without having to give any spoiler alerts. But that’s extremely difficult when describing a show full of plot twists and turns and flashbacks and flashforwards. So yeah, just to be safe: there will be spoilers. You have been warned.
If you are a fan of science fiction and are looking for a new show to obsess over, then this might be the one for you. Time travel: check! Future technology: check! Allegorical commentary on the future of government and business and the devastating effects it could have for future generations: check and check.
The plot of the show is given at the beginning of every episode, so here’s the gist: In the year 2077, a group of terrorists were sentenced to death. But, just as they are about to be executed, they set off a time travel device that sends them and law enforcement officer, Kiera Cameron, back 65 years. It was supposed to only be 6 years, but that just wouldn’t have been as exciting, now would it? So now Kiera must find a way to get back home to the city she protects and the family she loves, all while not knowing what she will find if history is changed. She also must stop the terrorists from their plan to corrupt and control the present. Oh, and all of this has to be done without letting anyone find out she is from the future.
I think it was as soon as I saw William B. Davis onscreen on the first episode that I knew that this show had the potential to be a winner. The return of one of the greatest arch-nemesis in sci-fi television history? Yes, please! Okay, I know he isn’t playing the same character as he did on the X-Files, but his character is just as intriguing and eerily mysterious. And this show does not disappoint when it comes to plot twists and deep mythologies. So, if you are one who likes to get deeply involved in your sci-fi series and can wrap your head around the science behind time travel, then perhaps you should give Continuum a try!
So, what other Canadian shows on Netflix should we be watching? Which ones have you discovered? Let us know in the comments below!
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